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Beautiful Monsters: A Guillermo del Toro Film Retrospective and Tribute Art Show – October 2022

Join us this October for a multi-media celebration of Guillermo del Toro, featuring 21 films made by the director or cited as an inspiration on him!

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Guillermo del Toro @ Birch Park – October 2022

Join us this October for an outdoor film series at Birch Park featuring four classic horror films that inspired Guillermo del Toro!

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Volunteer of the Month Picks – September 2022

Join us in celebrating our September Volunteers of the Month by watching their picks, Reservoir Dogs and The Quick and the Dead!

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Hispanic Heritage Month – September 2022

Join us this September for a miniseries celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

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Remembering 2007 – September 2022

Join us this September for Remembering 2007, a series that highlights some of the best movies to come out that year!

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Arthouse 101 – 2022

Join us for Arthouse 101, a multi-month introduction to the world of arthouse cinema!

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Once Upon a Time… – August 2022

Join us this August for Once Upon a Time…, a series of epic films across different periods and genres!

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James Caan Tribute – August 2022

Join us this August for a miniseries honoring the legacy of James Caan, featuring two of his most memorable films!

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Pixar Parade Summer Matinees – August 2022

Join us this August for Pixar Parade Summer Matinees, a series highlighting the studio’s incredible animated films!

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David Lynch Month – July 2022

Join us this July for Lynch Month, cataloging the beautifully weird movies of David Lynch!

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HorrorBuzz’s Horror Movie Nights – 2022

Join HorrorBuzz for their Horror Movie Nights series, featuring some of the most memorable entries in horror cinema!

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Cage Match Film Series

Join us every last weekend in 2022 for CAGE MATCH, a no-holds-barred movie tournament that will bring you sixteen films starring Nicolas Cage!

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Featured / Highlight

Call for Art: In Dreams You’re Mine: A Blue Velvet Tribute

We are reopening our gallery space on September 10th!  Located in the lobby of The Frida Cinema, art will be displayed in the gallery for …

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Frida After Dark: June 2021

Frida writing team member Isa Bulnes-Shaw gives readers a sneak peek at Pride Month’s Frida After Dark line-up.

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World of Animation

Are you an Orange County student who is currently in, or about to enter. Grades 7th – 12th? If so, we invite you to register for our free Summer 2021 WORLD OF ANIMATION program! This online Film-viewing + Discussion program will take place every Tuesday afternoon at 3pm starting Tuesday, June 15h!

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Big Screen Rewind

Join us this June for our Big Screen Rewind series, highlighting great movies of the past year that were denied a proper theatrical experience by the COVID pandemic.

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Punk The Capital – Screenings + Q&a’s

Relive the early days of punk with Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement, a dynamic portrait of the DC punk scene and philosophy. A …

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Aapi Heritage Month Series: Celebrating Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Throughout the month of May, The Frida Cinema is proud to present our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Film Series, a curated collection of films recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

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